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How to Make Fondant or Gum Paste Lace

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How to Make Fondant or Gum Paste Lace
Used with Permission from Michelle Anderson

Creating lace or doilies out of fondant or gum paste is a simple and fun activity that produces lovely unique design accents that can be used for many types of cake products. One of the most beautiful wedding cake themes is making lacy borders for your tiers that mimic the lace on a dress. The doily look can also be very effective for creating pretty snowflakes for a winter wonderland cake idea. You can easily add silver dragees, a light brush of luster dust or the pretty glitter of sanding sugar or edible silver or gold flakes. Your base color can be pure white or you can create lovely shades that compliment the overall theme of the cake. There is really no limit to the effect you can produce with very little supplies required. You simply need a steady hand, patience and the following:

  • Gum paste or fondant
  • Cornstarch
  • Rolling pin
  • Cutter to create the base shape
  • Round decorating tips of various diameters
  • Other cutter shapes
  • Gum paste tools
  • Edible glitter or dragees
  • Foam
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